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Disinformation 2020 – US elections, AI, deepfakes, manipulation

... there, and that it was a fabrication by the Democrats and their allies in the mainstream media. Since then, 2019 has been about Ukraine, impeachment, and fake news on phone calls, transcripts and whistle blowers. And so it goes, on and on. American Democrats ... ... become extremely polarized and will not budge from their views. Pity the poor Independents, usually the deciding group in US elections, who by year-end 2020 will surely have their brains turned to mush by the inevitable cacophony of election-year claims ...


How Ukraine Will Change After Zelensky’s Victory

RIAC Experts on Possible Changes to Ukraine’s Foreign and Domestic Policies In a blitz interview, RIAC experts spoke about possible changes to Ukraine’s foreign and domestic policies following Volodymyr Zelensky’s victory in the presidential elections. Olga Pylova interviews Aleksandr Gushchin, Ph.D. in History, Department of Post-Soviet Countries at Russian State University for the Humanities; Viktor Mironenko, Ph.D. in History, Senior Researcher at the Department of Central and Eastern ...


Foreign Policy Tasks for Ukraine’s New President

... unexpected. On the whole, the statements he made during his campaign and now as the president-elect allow us to conclude that Ukraine’s new leader does not yet have a clear idea of how Ukrainian society could be consolidated: the differences in people’s ... ... manner to the current president, and his policy will be a continuation of sorts of his predecessor’s policy simply because elections to the Verkhovna Rada will only be held this autumn (unless, of course, the decision is made to call an early election)....


A View from Moscow on Ukraine's Presidential Vote

... process as non-legitimate. For example, Alexey Pushkov pointed out that Russia has all the reasons not to recognise the results of upcoming presidential elections in Ukraine: “Adopting the law forbidding the Russian citizens to observe the Ukrainian elections, Ukraine has broken up its international obligations, counting on the West that will forgive everything one more time." The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) has also criticised the ban, and on 15 March added 24 Russians ...


The Launch of the Electoral Campaign in Ukraine Signals the Beginning of a Tumultuous Political Year

... the Country This data in and of itself provides food for thought, especially given the political events that took place in Ukraine during the summer. One characteristic trait of the ongoing election campaign, according to sociologists, is the population’s ... ... is among the campaign leaders in each and every region, as indirectly demonstrated by Batkivshchyna’s results in the local elections. The rankings of the other candidates are much more dependent on geography. Poroshenko enjoys rather modest popularity ...


European Experts on Russia-EU Ties and FIFA 2018

... whereas the US don’t. Overall, supports stability and security in general terms, but when it comes to details, this becomes very different and I think it’s going to be, for instance, easier to find some common understanding on Syria, rather than on Ukraine. It is too sensitive because the positions are completely confrontational. Then, it depends on how it evolves, but if the EU continues to perceive that Russia is meddling or interfering with elections and issues, including social media activity and these media outposts like Russia Today and Sputnik, that of course will maintain this distress at a very high level. What do you think can help us improve things? Taking into consideration that ...



The US space agency has forked out $490m for six seats for its astronauts to get to the ISS on board one of the Russian Federal Space Agency's (Roscosmos) Soyuz spacecraft. Nasa's space shuttles were stopped in 2011 as the organisation set about sending its astronauts to the ISS on board privately developed spacecrafts like SpaceX. However, a shortfall in funding from the US Congress has meant the space agency is down about a billion dollars on what it requested since 2011. As a result, the first...


Ukraine After the Presidential Election: Next Stop, Dayton

... conflict were brought to the table by US and European pressure backed by Russian efforts. Ukraine does not need a formal protectorate like Bosnia and Herzegovina but rather a mechanism for protecting the interests of all parties both inside and outside Ukraine. Now that the elections are over and the West is breathing a sigh of relief that they were a qualified success, Moscow should capitalize on the advantageous position of the “people’s republics” and suggest a serious deal to Europe and America. No ...


Elections Mark the End of the Ukraine Conflict’s First Stage

... marked the end of the first phase of the Ukraine crisis. The time is right for making initial and tentative conclusions. The situation in Ukraine is far from stable, but the country gets a legitimate head of state, to be followed by fresh parliamentary elections and a new constitution. A full-scale civil war has not broken out, and Ukraine has not unraveled—although both dangers remain. There is still a chance to reconstitute Ukraine on a sustainable basis, taking full account of the country's regional, ethnic, and cultural diversity. The immediate and even medium-term future ...


Your preferred candidate? None!

... problems with lethargic political culture goes hand in hand with dysfunctional political system and it is hard to say which influences the other more. Small comparison to other countries from the region, which operate under slightly different conditions: Ukraine’s electoral turnout at parliamentary elections has been gradually decreasing between 2002 and 2012 from 69.5% to 58.99%. [6] Similar tendencies are seen also in Slovakia, central European country of the European Union, where turnout decreased in the same timeframe from 70.06% to 59.11% (although ...


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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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